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Senior Materials Technician/Materials Technician


Balfour Beatty
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: General Engineering Jobs
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Senior Materials Technician/Materials Technician


Job number: UK14485

Company/Division: Construction Services UK

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, South West, Bristol


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Materials Technician/Materials Technician to join our Major Projects team to work in Avonmouth.

Role Purpose

To support the management and delivery of materials engineering services within Balfour Beatty or Joint Venture.

What you'll be doing

As a Senior Materials Technician/Materials Technician, your main accountabilities will be as follows:

* Live the Balfour Beatty Values
* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
* Support the delivery of Sustainability activities
* Establishing and maintain safe methods of work for the materials team on site and in the laboratory
* Plan and undertake inspection and testing on site and in the laboratory as required by the contract, identifying and reporting areas of risk and opportunity immediately
* Maintain high standards of work and compliance with UKAS accreditation requirements
* Comply with the site quality system for the materials testing laboratory, including materials reporting
* Deliver results by deadlines as required by the contract and project teams
* Maintain equipment calibrations and notify the lab manager of any defects requiring attention
* Identifying, recording and reporting of Best Practice to project and offsite
* Producing summary compliance reports of material compliance as required by the contract
* Undertake audits of Laboratory Quality System on the project, and other contracts as required by agreed rotas and ensure that identified findings are closed out
* Manage dispatch of samples to external test laboratories and review reports
* Daily allocation of testing resources
* Managing supplier test results as required by the contract
* Training and development of junior staff to ensure succession plan in place

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

* Previous experience working in a UKAS accredited laboratory and working with construction materials and specifications is required.
* Experience in auditing, training / development of junior staff and monthly KPI reporting is also necessary.
* There will be a key focus on health and safety within the laboratory and writing / reviewing risk assessments, methods statements and carrying out daily briefings to the site technicians will be crucial along with assisting the site health and safety department with auditing on site if required.
* At a minimum NVQ level 3 or equivalent would be required for this role.
* Being able to operate and work to an agreed budget is also important.
* Materials technical experience is also required to be able to advise the contracts where necessary.
* Proficient I.T. skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access will be necessary.

Must hold a valid CSCS card and a full driving licence and desirable to hold B & E for safe towing of coring rig.

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

* SSSTS qualified and a member of a professional institute.

Ideally this role would suit a candidate who is passionate and shows an excitement for their work. Someone who is willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations and who has a key focus on meeting the requirements of their customer would be ideal. A quick learner, adaptable to change and someone who is organised would also suit the role well.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

From wind farms to railways, through tunnels and over bridges; our design and construction teams have been successfully delivering complex projects for over 100 years.

We have a proven record of delivering and managing tailor-made infrastructure and construction schemes for each of our customers. Our recent schemes have included the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, Heathrow Airport's Terminal 2B, Whitelee Windfarm and the White City Development Substation.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
Senior Materials Technician/Materials Technician


Job number: UK14485

Company/Division: Construction Services UK

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, South West, Bristol


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Materials Technician/Materials Technician to join our Major Projects team to work in Avonmouth.

Role Purpose

To support the management and delivery of materials engineering services within Balfour Beatty or Joint Venture.

What you'll be doing

As a Senior Materials Technician/Materials Technician, your main accountabilities will be as follows:

* Live the Balfour Beatty Values
* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
* Support the delivery of Sustainability activities
* Establishing and maintain safe methods of work for the materials team on site and in the laboratory
* Plan and undertake inspection and testing on site and in the laboratory as required by the contract, identifying and reporting areas of risk and opportunity immediately
* Maintain high standards of work and compliance with UKAS accreditation requirements
* Comply with the site quality system for the materials testing laboratory, including materials reporting
* Deliver results by deadlines as required by the contract and project teams
* Maintain equipment calibrations and notify the lab manager of any defects requiring attention
* Identifying, recording and reporting of Best Practice to project and offsite
* Producing summary compliance reports of material compliance as required by the contract
* Undertake audits of Laboratory Quality System on the project, and other contracts as required by agreed rotas and ensure that identified findings are closed out
* Manage dispatch of samples to external test laboratories and review reports
* Daily allocation of testing resources
* Managing supplier test results as required by the contract
* Training and development of junior staff to ensure succession plan in place

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

* Previous experience working in a UKAS accredited laboratory and working with construction materials and specifications is required.
* Experience in auditing, training / development of junior staff and monthly KPI reporting is also necessary.
* There will be a key focus on health and safety within the laboratory and writing / reviewing risk assessments, methods statements and carrying out daily briefings to the site technicians will be crucial along with assisting the site health and safety department with auditing on site if required.
* At a minimum NVQ level 3 or equivalent would be required for this role.
* Being able to operate and work to an agreed budget is also important.
* Materials technical experience is also required to be able to advise the contracts where necessary.
* Proficient I.T. skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access will be necessary.

Must hold a valid CSCS card and a full driving licence and desirable to hold B & E for safe towing of coring rig.

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

* SSSTS qualified and a member of a professional institute.

Ideally this role would suit a candidate who is passionate and shows an excitement for their work. Someone who is willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations and who has a key focus on meeting the requirements of their customer would be ideal. A quick learner, adaptable to change and someone who is organised would also suit the role well.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

From wind farms to railways, through tunnels and over bridges; our design and construction teams have been successfully delivering complex projects for over 100 years.

We have a proven record of delivering and managing tailor-made infrastructure and construction schemes for each of our customers. Our recent schemes have included the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, Heathrow Airport's Terminal 2B, Whitelee Windfarm and the White City Development Substation.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
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